Foraging for Free Food? There's an App for That
You don't have to be some kind of backwoods, off-the-grid, Grizzly Adams type to enjoy eating off of the land.
Foraging, aka gathering your own food, is a trend growing in popularity in cities, suburbs, and the boondocks alike, a reason that foraging iPhone apps are now readily available.
These handy apps help you easily ID edible and poisonous plants while you're out in the field, eliminating the need to trudge around carrying bulky paper guidebooks. The apps even work if you have no cellphone reception.
Wild Foods Forum recommends these two apps:
"Wildman" Steve Brill's Wild Edibles, $7.99
Sergei-Boutenko's Wild Edibles, $2.99
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